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03.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
After a number of years in Milwaukee, most recently as Artistic Director of Spiral Theatre Company, Mark Hooker is leaving for the twin cities. Before he does so, he will be starring in his final production in Milwaukee—Charles Busch’s Die Mommie Die! I spoke with him about the comedy a few weeks back.Me: Do you have a history with [Die Mommie Die]?Mark Hooker: No. I’ve always admired Charle...
03.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Performance Poetry in Milwaukee has always had a relatively small following. Performance poetry ANYWHERE has always had a relatively small following. Every now and then, though, there’s a certain style that rises to prominence and gets noticed by people outside the usual milieu of performance poets. In the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s it was the Beats. In the late ‘60’s and early 70’...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Art Review

Some artists don't offer up their secrets too willingly. Such is the case with Dennis Balk, whose work is currently on display at Inova/Kenilworth (through April 5). Balk deploys a vast arsenal of media and disciplines, from mythology to nanotechnology, arousing an edifying incomprehensibility in his audience. Nonetheless, he's careful to ensure it's porous enough...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Great Scots

The St. Andrew’s Society gathered at the Wisconsin Club for its 151st annual Robert Burns Anniversary Banquet to honor the Scottish bard. Led by Society President Jon Young and program hosts Circuit Judge Tom Cooper, Dave Berger, Tom Westgaard and other club officers, 215 revelers packed the ballroom...
01.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
In a recent article in the Washington Post Michael Conforti, the President for the Association of Art Museum Directors, said that despite the financial troubles faced by so many of the nation's art institutions - the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and the National Academy in New York to name but a few - art museums are nonetheless a "bellwether" for people during troubled times - "places that pe...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

Today @ the Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend is showing off two new exhibitions this month. "D.V. Holmes and His Mad Mechanical Menagerie," in the Main Gallery, features inventive sculptures by UW-Parkside art professor David Valentine Holmes. These sculptures, incorporating found objects and mechanical recyclables, resemble fantastical human forms or imagined beasts that center on Holmes' satirical view of human nature. Meanwhile...
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Art Preview

Beginning this weekend, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center unveils four collections that expand on the multilayered exhibition "Journeys," with sequenced openings now through March 1. Each of these fascinating presentations represents a mental and artistic sojourn. Jan. 25: "Kahn and Selesnick: Worlds Discovered" features New York's Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, who envision mythological...
01.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
New Year’s Eve was a bit odd. My wife and I ended up watching in some drunken improv at the Alchemist Theatre just hours before the first seconds of 2009. The scheduled super-hero-themed New Year's Eve didn't quite happened, as only one woman showed up in costume as Batgirl, I believe . . . there were a couple of guys in wigs as well, if I'm not mistaken. So it goes with the best laid plans of m...
12.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
According to German expressionist artist Ernst Kirchner you could tell a lot about an artist from their prints. That’s certainly true of Richard Haas. Though best known for his large trompe l’oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of post war expansion in cities like New York and Chicago, it’s his prints that serve as a bedrock for his soaring romanticism. A new exhibition at Villa Ter...

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